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Posted: 7/31/2014 5:23:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2014 5:37:22 PM EDT by Blackoperations]
The purpose of this thread is to share ideas on "canned" meals for two people, that will provide minimum nutrition in a true emergency.

Naturally, when discussing "canned" products the sodium intake can become a concern. But remember this is a emergency, and manual labor will cause a considerable amount of sweat (perspiration), thus the reduction of sodium. Also consider that some foods (vegetables/whole meats) can be rinsed, I have read University studies that indicate as much as a 20% sodium reduction after rinsing (links/sources incoming).


I will encourage entries of dry pasta/legumes (etc), bagged, non perishable items (no breakage!), but the overall theme is "CANNED!" food items; I will get this thread started:



Beef Stew:


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Clam Chowder:







Chicken Soup:

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Baked beans and Vienna Sausages....AKA "Beenie Weenies" :






Southwestern Refried Bean Soup with Ham:





Stir Fried Vegetables with Chicken:

Link Posted: 7/31/2014 5:25:08 PM EDT
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Tomato Seafood Gumbo:






Beef Chili w/ Beans (feeds 4/5 people):






Creamy Seafood Chowder:
Link Posted: 7/31/2014 5:29:16 PM EDT
Never saw sliced new potatoes. I'll have to try them.

So what you seem to be doing is posting the end product and then the individual components, that can be rinsed, that will eventually make up a similar meal...or are you just going to beef up the meal can with the components cans?

Personally, we are stocked with cases of cans of difference varieties of chef boy ardee. Salty yes but it's the same (and better in some cases) nutrition as an MRE and is under a buck a can/meal.

I get heart burn from it after a while but when there's nothing else available it works nicely. Just the other day at work I was too lazy/cheap to go to the caf for food so I pulled a can out, opened it with my P38, and ate it cold. It really wasn't bad but I like some Parmigiano-Reggiano on it.

-Emt1581
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Originally Posted By Emt1581:
Never saw sliced new potatoes. I'll have to try them.

So what you seem to be doing is posting the end product and then the individual components, that can be rinsed, that will eventually make up a similar meal...or are you just going to beef up the meal can with the components cans?

-Emt1581
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Well a little bit of both, but for the most part adding to a meal that already exist within a can.

I prefer the sliced potatoes over diced/halved/whole, as they hold together better during rinsing and they end up broken by the time you stir things together. If you start with the diced potatoes, you end up with mush....and the whole potatoes are a pain and I think you are getting cheated on actual potato content per can.
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Originally Posted By Blackoperations:

Well a little bit of both, but for the most part adding to a meal that already exist within a can.

I prefer the sliced potatoes over diced/halved/whole, as they hold together better during rinsing and they end up broken by the time you stir things together. If you start with the diced potatoes, you end up with mush....and the whole potatoes are a pain and I think you are getting cheated on actual potato content per can.
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I'll pick up a can this weekend. Might make for some nice home fries as well.

Wal-marts sort of on my shit list now though I had to argue with 3 different managers before they admitted their bullshit of a 3 box limit policy on ammo did not exist. Now I have a receipt proving I bought 4 boxes at the same time today. Hopefully it sets a president but I'm not counting my chickens...

-Emt1581
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i saw this the other day at walmart and was tempted to try it. but i didn't. next time though, its mine. not sure what im going to do with it though.

potato with jalapeno

ok here is my first submission:

a can of that potatoes with jalapeno,a can of spam and a can of pork n beans. dice the spam up and fry it all in a skillet. add the pork n beans at the end to get them hot.



Link Posted: 7/31/2014 6:06:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Blackoperations:
The purpose of this thread is to share ideas on "canned" meals for two people, that will provide minimum nutrition in a true emergency.

Naturally, when discussing "canned" products the sodium intake can become a concern. But remember this is a emergency, and manual labor will cause a considerable amount of sweat (perspiration), thus the reduction of sodium. Also consider that some foods (vegetables/whole meats) can be rinsed, I have read University studies that indicate as much as a 20% sodium reduction after rinsing (links/sources incoming).


I will encourage entries of dry pasta/legumes (etc), bagged, non perishable items (no breakage!), but the overall theme is "CANNED!" food items; I will get this thread started:



Beef Stew:

http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt342/sellmytires/Canned_Beef_Stew_for2_zps75998d8c.jpg
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It looks like you are adding corn and potatoes to the stew that already has corn and potatoes. Maybe add green beans and corn for more variety.
Link Posted: 7/31/2014 6:16:34 PM EDT
Either way I wouldn't share shelter with someone that eats such a concoction even if at gun point!

-Emt1581
Link Posted: 7/31/2014 7:44:31 PM EDT
I'll violate the "canned" rule... for hurricane meals, where hot water is scarce for cleanup, I like to cook on a small tailgate type grill, and use skewers for any whole meat I have.. making kabobs or yaki tori.... next choice is one pot meals, where you can eat from the pot... I like Dinty Moore stew, and regularly make it into a soup with the addition of chicken broth... add noodles or thicken with potato buds and you have a pretty hearty meal... would also work with pasta or rice (preferably par boiled quick rice to save on cooking fuel)



Link Posted: 7/31/2014 7:53:36 PM EDT
My intestinal system can not tolerate the canned roast beef and gravy and the Denny Moore beef stew. Other than that anything is possible. Canned meals for two is normal around here. Canned veggies and fruit and I will grill or smoke some large piece of beef or pork that we eat off of for most of the week. We do like the canned chicken and stock pile it and canned hams.

Link Posted: 8/1/2014 2:21:40 PM EDT
Tag for recipes.

This kind of stuff is great when you want to make something with minimal effort.
Link Posted: 8/1/2014 2:27:38 PM EDT
Awesome....Now I'm hungry.
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Have another set of shelves with canned potatoes and vegatables to go with it. Plus noodles beans and rice and stuff.

Canned about 19 pints of stew beef in the past couple weeks, plus a couple chickens and scraps for the doggies.

I switched to all quarts for my venison for awhile but I'm currently canning my beef in pints, so I can make smaller amounts of meals. I was putting the scraps for the dogs in the pints.

I'm going to start putting the dog scraps in the regular mouth pints and the human food meat in the wide mouth pints.

I have some reusable canning lids from tattler and another company in case they try to outlaw canning.

When they outlaw canning only outlaws will be canners.

The sad thing now is I've been using this mindset for awhile now (getting things that will last and parts to make them last) that I think my preps are going to outlast me. I don't have any heirs to leave my stuff too, it's kind of pathetic.
Link Posted: 8/1/2014 4:10:28 PM EDT
Post above is right on. We have home canned venison. Split pea soup. Applesauce pie filling. Working on getting out of store canned stuff. Plus too much sodium.

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Link Posted: 8/1/2014 4:40:31 PM EDT
I just took this pic for a thread in the survival forum. I need to rearrange my shelves in the room where I store my canned goods and other food and supplies. 21 pints of beef! Trouble is, once I've canned it, I'd rather eat it than use the meat out of my freezer since it's quicker and easier.



I might do another couple batches this weekend.

I'm also starting to store green coffee beans. I've learned to roast them with a popcorn popper. I use a nice electric grinder but might invest in a hand grinder for emergencies.
Link Posted: 8/1/2014 4:51:46 PM EDT
My green beans, plus some I ground.



Roasted in a popcorn popper. teotwawki is going to be pretty dreary without a good cup of coffee.
Link Posted: 8/1/2014 6:14:49 PM EDT
You've thought this out better than i have.

I like the Brazilian canned road beef, and the smaller cans of deviled chicken spread.

One shouldn't forget canned nuts. Tons of concentrated calories, in a weather proof container.

Oddball food stores may have imported canned butter or cheese.
Link Posted: 8/1/2014 6:28:57 PM EDT
Jared strips


Strips


Slabs and jerky


We put them into quart bags or vacuum pack them into quarts sizes.
They can feed two for a day or two.
Link Posted: 8/1/2014 7:01:05 PM EDT
Very interesting thread! We can the regular stuff from the garden, tomatoes, pickles etc... We have decided not to keep as much canned goods in our rotation as we are trying to cook and eat healthier. We are going to order a "30 day" freeze dried bucket to stash in the basement for supplement as a longer term no thought required solution. Going to downsize the spam & ramin towers!
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Jared strips
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Strips
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Slabs and jerky
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We put them into quart bags or vacuum pack them into quarts sizes.
They can feed two for a day or two.
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My wife still can't get over how you process all the meat on the floor. Is that just traditional? Do you have to worry about stuff like dog hair contamination?
Link Posted: 8/2/2014 9:21:18 AM EDT
Some things you don't worry abt...
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My wife still can't get over how you process all the meat on the floor. Is that just traditional? Do you have to worry about stuff like dog hair contamination?
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Originally Posted By akcaribouhunter:
Jared strips
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Strips
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Slabs and jerky
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We put them into quart bags or vacuum pack them into quarts sizes.
They can feed two for a day or two.

My wife still can't get over how you process all the meat on the floor. Is that just traditional? Do you have to worry about stuff like dog hair contamination?
Tables will not take the abuse of processing game on them.
Plus it is tradition to cut game on the floor/ground.
No dogs inside the house as i have asthma/allergies to them.

Nothing wrong with a little hair in your food. Just as long as it is not a lot.
We do try and get as much as we can off though.

We hate sand in our food and try to keep from getting it on the food.

Go through a lot of cardboard.

Nothing wrong with cutting up game on the floor.
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Originally Posted By akcaribouhunter:
Tables will not take the abuse of processing game on them.
Plus it is tradition to cut game on the floor/ground.
No dogs inside the house as i have asthma/allergies to them.

Nothing wrong with a little hair in your food. Just as long as it is not a lot.
We do try and get as much as we can off though.

We hate sand in our food and try to keep from getting it on the food.

Go through a lot of cardboard.

Nothing wrong with cutting up game on the floor.
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Originally Posted By Rugerlvr:
Originally Posted By akcaribouhunter:
Jared strips
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Strips
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Slabs and jerky
<a href="http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/akcaribouhunter/media/Food/P7090215.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x401/akcaribouhunter/Food/P7090215.jpg</a>

We put them into quart bags or vacuum pack them into quarts sizes.
They can feed two for a day or two.

My wife still can't get over how you process all the meat on the floor. Is that just traditional? Do you have to worry about stuff like dog hair contamination?
Tables will not take the abuse of processing game on them.
Plus it is tradition to cut game on the floor/ground.
No dogs inside the house as i have asthma/allergies to them.

Nothing wrong with a little hair in your food. Just as long as it is not a lot.
We do try and get as much as we can off though.

We hate sand in our food and try to keep from getting it on the food.

Go through a lot of cardboard.

Nothing wrong with cutting up game on the floor.


I like your STYLE Sir!
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Originally Posted By akcaribouhunter:
Jared strips
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Strips
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Slabs and jerky
<a href="http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/akcaribouhunter/media/Food/P7090215.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x401/akcaribouhunter/Food/P7090215.jpg</a>

We put them into quart bags or vacuum pack them into quarts sizes.
They can feed two for a day or two.
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What is Jared strips?
Link Posted: 8/2/2014 6:42:12 PM EDT
Maybe I missed it but has anyone posted
These Great Stand-by meals:



These are all ways on our shelves. Along with most of the other can food
listed on this thread. Love those can potato's.
Going to look for the ones with jalapeno in them. I shop WM all the time.
Never saw those. Will ask for them next time!!!


PITA45
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What is Jared strips?
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Originally Posted By akcaribouhunter:
Jared strips
<a href="http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/akcaribouhunter/media/Food/P1280294.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x401/akcaribouhunter/Food/P1280294.jpg</a>

Strips
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Slabs and jerky
<a href="http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/akcaribouhunter/media/Food/P7090215.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x401/akcaribouhunter/Food/P7090215.jpg</a>

We put them into quart bags or vacuum pack them into quarts sizes.
They can feed two for a day or two.


What is Jared strips?

Salmon strips.
Link Posted: 8/2/2014 9:10:29 PM EDT
Y'all actually eat Dinty Moore?
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Jared strips
<a href="http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/akcaribouhunter/media/Food/P1280294.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x401/akcaribouhunter/Food/P1280294.jpg</a>

Strips
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Slabs and jerky
<a href="http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/akcaribouhunter/media/Food/P7090215.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x401/akcaribouhunter/Food/P7090215.jpg</a>

We put them into quart bags or vacuum pack them into quarts sizes.
They can feed two for a day or two.
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Jealous I am !
Link Posted: 8/3/2014 4:58:16 AM EDT
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Of all the canned soups and stuff I've had I've found dinty Moore stew the best. Much better than progreso soup.


Eta: I have more than just canned meat. I keep the usual prepared foods too. I didn't used to eat much canned food but since I keep it for emergencies I eat it enough to rotate it. It's not as nutritionally devoid as people think.

I did stock up on some things I don't care for, I don't know what I was thinking when I got a bunch of Vienna sausages. I guess the small size appealed to me.

I have a better idea of what to store now. I need to get in my room and rotate my food. It gets disorganized after awhile

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I pitty `da fool who relies on "Vienna Sausages" during a emergency....
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When I was kid, I used to eat them cold. Like out of the refrigerator... I tried that a year or two ago, and didn't get past the first piece.
Link Posted: 8/3/2014 6:19:50 PM EDT
Call me weird or whatever but Vienna Sausage, Spam, Treet, Potted Meat, YUM YUM YUM
Link Posted: 8/3/2014 6:48:58 PM EDT
RED BEANS AND RICE







This doubles or triples easily and is great by itself, leftovers or on tortillas Add some cilantro and cheese if you have it or smoked cured meat of some kind. We use summer sausage or smoked sausage.

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Vienna Sausage and Pork-n-Beans happens once every couple of months around here...and we do not have young kids. I like Spam occasionally, but my wife does not. Slice about 1/2" thick, a little brown sugar and mustard, then slide under the broiler for a few minutes.
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Originally Posted By pita45:
Maybe I missed it but has anyone posted
These Great Stand-by meals:

http://i61.tinypic.com/14uauqx.jpg

These are all ways on our shelves. Along with most of the other can food
listed on this thread. Love those can potato's.
Going to look for the ones with jalapeno in them. I shop WM all the time.
Never saw those. Will ask for them next time!!!


PITA45
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I...have not been impressed with the DAK canned hams. They're OK when used as chopped-up filler/flavor...but stand alone, my family wasn't impressed.
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Back when I ate processed food, Nalley's Big Chunk and Dinty Moore were actually pretty good. Liked 'em on rice or pasta.
Link Posted: 8/4/2014 2:28:44 AM EDT
Elk, Beef, Chicken, soup and stew. Beans, salsa, tomatoes, jelly etc

Link Posted: 8/6/2014 8:10:56 PM EDT
Ok so when this thread started there was a comment about sodium.. So like with DAK or any of the processed meats,.Do you open rinse (to remove surface sodium) and then add to you 2person meal?

Also the Uncle Bens rice pouches is genius.. Never would have thought of that...
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Ok so when this thread started there was a comment about sodium.. So like with DAK or any of the processed meats,.Do you open rinse (to remove surface sodium) and then add to you 2person meal?

Also the Uncle Bens rice pouches is genius.. Never would have thought of that...
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If you are not one of the minority that has a real medical need to avoid sodium, then please do not drive up your own stress level by being a NAphobe.

If the Dak ham is too salty for your personal taste then rinse and dilute to taste.




then I am the guy that will salt a spam sandwich
just sayin
Link Posted: 8/6/2014 8:54:44 PM EDT
I don't have any recipes to add but I saved all the suggestions posted here. I will give them a try.
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 11:17:03 AM EDT
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Quick and Dirty Makeshift Shepard's Pie at about $5 to serve two adults and two small children

Can of Kirkland beef briased quckly with dehydrated onions and a gravy made from cornstarch, milk and gravy master.
Pouch of Yukon Gold instant potatos
Can of mixed sweet peas and carrots or peas alone
Salt and pepper to taste
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 3:49:28 PM EDT
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i went to walmart and stocked up on a few more canned goods. got a couple cans of those potatoes with peppers and some with onions and bell peppers. also bought a dinty moore beef stew because i cant remember if i like it or not. also got 2 cans of the great value roast beef (need recipes for this). also 2 cans of chicken and dumplins.

the key to vienna sausage is adding some trappeys pepper sauce. dump the links in a bowl, splash on a good amount of pepper sauce and eat with crackers. when you get done with the sausages, crumble up some crackers in the leftover juice.

and potted meat-- you eat this on a sandwich. slap some on a piece of bread. on another piece of bread, put miracle whip. good stuff.

dak ham is great in ramen noodles. open the can and take a fork and twist out bite size chunks and add to your bowl of ramen noodles. dont forget the soy sauce.


eta: just tried the swanson chicken and dumplins and it was fair. will get a few more cans for emergency use. not something i want to eat on a regular basis.
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 7:23:13 PM EDT
For a long time my primary emergency go-to meal has been a can of chili with beans served over white rice. The beans and the rice combine together to make a complete protein, the carbs from the rice provide short term energy for labor, the meat provides B vitamins and fats, and the chili sauce provides flavor for the meal and salt. Add one multi vitamin and you are good to go.

The white rice stores well in a sealed container, and if there is no fuel or water for preparing the rice then the chili with beans can be eaten by itself. Also you can substitute a box of macaroni and cheese for the rice and have chili mac, which can be a real crowd pleaser for young kids.

Rice is cheap, macaroni and cheese is cheap, and some canned chili with beans can be had for under $1/can. I would not want to eat it every day, but it could be useful for the period where your emergency kitchen is just getting started and before you are ready to cook from scratch.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 4:53:45 AM EDT
to add to what SteveM1A commented about setting up your emergency kitchen...to save hot water needed for cleanup... during the 04 hurricane season nine day power outage, my next door neighbors and I ate at the same time... if you have canned food that can be just heated and eaten out of the can, place the cans in a shallow sided fish cooker pot, add water to determine the water level...then open the cans, and heat the water over a fish/turkey cooker... you need a pair of pliers to remove the cans....eat from the can, and the heated water can be used for cleaning silverware... another trick was to use a small tailgate grille, and bamboo skewers to cook any chicken or solid flesh meat cubed into kabobs...and a bottle of Louisiana hot sauce ... you could probably use something like the Uncle Bens boiler bags to cook rice as the same time without a separate pot
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 12:48:42 PM EDT
I am thinking that can of chili with beans would be good over the sliced potatoes or maybe mashed taters.
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cheating?
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We do the same but use egg noodles or the twisted noodles. The kids love it.

Instead of chicken try some hot country sausage. Just cook the sausage loose in a skillet drain the grease add it to the noodles and then add sauce.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 6:22:32 PM EDT
Amazon has cheap backpacking stoves that work as well as their more expensive name brand ones. I have several types but this one has a nice wide burner and it's sturdy enough to put a normal kitchen pan on it.





I have a few of those little propane tanks too. There is an adapter you can get to allow you to put the little burners on larger tanks but I hadn't looked into that yet.

A few of these in your storeroom (you do have a storeroom don't you?) will enable you to cook meals and heat stuff in the event of a temporary outage of some sort, when you don't want to go outside and crank up the grill for some reason.

I use one to heat my moka pot for coffee. Speaking of coffee, backup ways to make coffee is good to know. I have a moka pot, an aeropress, and a bonavita coffee dripper, for pour over cups of coffee



This is the clever coffee one at work. Great way to make a single cup of coffee

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